Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

A pristine composer-conducted account of a masterwork. What a shame ‘Ollie’ didn’t complete Symphony 4 for the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel.

A Great British Symphony: Lennox Berkeley’s Third (1969/Jean Martinon); on this Lyrita recording the composer conducts the London Philharmonic.

One of the Great American Symphonies: Roy Harris’s Third (1939/Koussevitzky) in Leonard Bernstein’s first New York Philharmonic recording (for CBS).